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You read this comic left to right like a real Japanese manga.
The story follows food critic Yamaoka & his galpal Kurita as they go about sampling some of Japan's finest cuisine as well as those from other countries.
Despie my complaint, I'm happy to see even parts of this series finally in English and hope you all find each volume as rewarding a read as I do.
I thought I would learn more about Japanese food and drink from this volume. But it's a compilation of serial publications, and gets repetitive pretty quickly -- both the art and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marc Poirier
I came across this through Amazon and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm only on the second volume now, Sake, and think I'm hooked. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nicholas J. Stoneman
As other reviewers have said, this is a seven-volume "best of" series of a 100+ volume manga. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cedric
Even though this series is written in the manga style, I learn something new about the history of Japanese cuisine with every volume. Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Loo
I have to say that I really did not know what to expect from this purchase. I am not a comic book fan at all, but I am seriously interested in food, particularly Japanese cuisine,... Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by C. J. Thompson
It's not only fun to read, but it's also educational about Japanese food. I'll keep it and other Oishinbo mangas.Published on August 12, 2010 by TecumsehASL
In celebration of its 100th year, the T'zai News has decided to create the "Ultimate Menu," a meal that encompasses everything that is the best about Japanese cuisine. Read morePublished on June 23, 2010 by GraphicNovelReporter.com
Even the most die-hard of literary 'foodies' will find much delight in this first volume of Tetsu Kariya's comic-book "Oishinbo" series. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Sibelius
I was glad to find this series is being brought out in English now. The translation seems good and it is as enjoyable as the originals were years ago. Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by artfulknitter